This side event "Sanitation, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management: Linking the Issues for a Liveable City" was organised jointly by UN-HABITAT and SuSanA. The session discussed key issues in urban management related to solid and liquid waste and how they impact on cities and towns.
The first session comprised a high-level Panel to set the political stage, where leading political figures gave their responses to waste management and how it can be moved higher up the political agenda. Other topics included the relevance to climate change and the fragile nature of waste management in small island states. During the second session three publications were been launched: 1) Solid Waste Management in the State of the Worlds Cities (UNHABITAT), 2) Wastewater Management (UNEP & UNHABITAT), 3) Sanitation in Cities (SuSanA-GTZ). During the final session, there will be a discussion on key priorities for the sector.
Agenda of the meeting:
Session 1 High-Level Panel: The Political Stage
Graham Alabster, UN HABITAT
Session 2 Launching the Publications
Anna Tibaijuka and others
Session 3 Implementation: The Way Forward
Darren Saywell, International Water Association
The State of Solid Waste Management in the Worlds Cities
Anne Scheinberg, WASTE
Sick Water- the Central Role of Wastewater Management in Sustainable Development”
Khalida Bouzar, Deputy Director UNEP-DTIE
Entry Points for Sustainable Sanitation in Cities
Arne Panesar, GTZ
Dr. Franz Marré, Head of Division 313,"Water; Energy; Urban Development" Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany